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Early Today

News/Business. The latest world and national news, and reports on the day's upcoming events. New. (CC)

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NBC

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00:30:00

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Annapolis, MD, USA

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Comcast Cable

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Channel 78 (549 MHz)

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mpeg2video

AUDIO CODEC
ac3

PIXEL WIDTH
528

PIXEL HEIGHT
480

TOPIC FREQUENCY

New York 4, Us 3, Sandy 2, Tracie 2, Fema 2, Nbc 2, Romney 2, Lynn 2, Lynn Berry 2, Washington 2, U.s. 2, Mitt Romney 1, Joe Biden 1, Michael Bloomberg 1, Janet Napolitano 1, Ann Curry 1, Bill Karins 1, Paul Ryan 1, Obama 1, Katrina 1,
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  NBC    Early Today    News/Business. The latest world and national news,  
   and reports on the day's upcoming events. New. (CC)  

    November 2, 2012
    4:30 - 4:59am EDT  

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this friday morning on "early today," patience and gasoline are in short supply as the northeast works to recover from sandy while help continues to pour in from the military, kred cross, and also springstein, bon jovi, and many others. obama, romney, and countless political candidates around the nation present their final arguments on who you should vote for and why you should vote for them this final weekend before election day. plus, the final details of what really happened on the 9/11 benghazi terror attack. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, november 2nd, 2012. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. a horrific week for the northeast and mid-atlantic
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states continues to unl fold. 94 people are confirmed dead in the u.s. from sandy. more than 4.5 million still don't have power, but that is down from a high of about 8 million. some of the biggest cries for help are coming from new york's statin island where the super storm has claimed at least 19 lives. among them, two little boys, brothers. a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old. their bodies were found in a marsh on thursday. their mother's suv was washed out by rising waters during the hurricane. people living on that island told nbc's ann curry, support has been far too slow in coming. >> every single person on this block lost everything. >> we just want everyone to know that we are hurting down here and we need help immediately. >> fema teams did walk through statin island neighborhoods thursday trying to make sure victims signed up for federal help. homeland security chief janet
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napolitano will visit there today. elsewhere, the national guard handed out water, food, diapers last night. 17 military aircraft arrived in new york state carrying repair trucks from california. in virginia the u.s.s. san antonio was loaded with supplies and sent off to new york and new jersey. the city of hoboken is finally getting back on its feet after flooding strande the day, today on your nbc stories making news on this friday morning. the cia has released a detailed time line of this september's attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi, libya. it shows that security officers went to the aid of american diplomats less than 25 minutes after the first call for help. and the agency specifically denied allegations that personnel were ordered to stand down. a senior secret service agent who served on the protection detail for president obama killed himself last week in washington. he was under investigation for violating policy by having a long standing relationship with
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a woman from mexico without telling the secret ser stris. in sports, football, philip rivers connected a career best 90% of his passes including two touchdowns as the chargers pounded the kansas city chiefs 31-13. only one game in the nba, toechby parker hit a buzzer beater and the spurs edged the oklahoma city thunder, 86-84. now over to wall street where u.s. and asian markets were given a boost. the clou climbed 46 points. tokyo and hong kong gained 140 points and the hang seng up 289. traders and voters are watching for any surprises from today's october report. it's the last one before the election. that should keep the unemployment rate at 7.8%. a slew of upbeat data drove thursday's momentum.
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consumers, retail, automakers. it has been a rough work for martha stewart's company. offices were flooded forcing earnings to be delayed twice. now the company says it's laying off 12% of its staff. shutdowns and free fathers are costing new york transit authority about $18 million a day. new york senator chuck schumer says fema will reimburse the city in full. sand yes's price tag is $50 billion. making it the fourth costliest disaster behind katrina, 9/11 and andrew. homeowners may be spared a costly deductible. and business is about to boom for companies that made oprah's annual favorite things list. we always love this one. a few of your favs, an $1800 battery and peddle powered bike, microsoft's new $500 surface
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tablet and a $40 blue velvet cake. blue velvet. just ahead, bill karins is going to have your weekend weather forecast, plus how one family in eastern pennsylvania is making the best of being without power. you're watching "early today."
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well, welcome back. we'll get into your weekend forecast starting with today. no big storms across the country. nice and calm and mild in the southern half of the country. little chilly up along
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minneapolis, chicago and all across the northeast. little bit of moisture begins to increase in texas with some showers maybe even into tennessee and arkansas. nothing too bad. as we go through sunday, everything still pretty much the same. it's really, lynn, not until we get into tuesday and wednesday. not a huge one, but another storm. >> unfortunately, election day storm. bucks county, pennsylvania, family is still without power just like millions of people in the northeast. this family has found a unique way to cope with the storm. we have the story. ♪ light my home >> reporter: looking for something to do while your power is out? ♪ it's getting warmer and it smelts like rotten cheese ♪ >> reporter: lots of people get on each other's nerves but they decided to write a song for the
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occasion. ♪ light my home >> reporter: the boys and their mom are doing their best to cope. >> kind of stops your life. you can't move forward with your normal routine. >> reporter: they even found a way to make sure lily stays warm and they found some ingenius ways to survive. >> running under the faucet and stand watching it fall down and then give it a quick rinse and you're good to go. >> basically find an outlet where you can get one. that means any local convenience store, fast food store, bring your charger, maybe buy water, something like that, and charge a phone. >> reporter: the boys say they'll keep strumming until the power starts a 'coming. ♪ light my home >> i smell hit. i smell hit. i'm lynn berry. this is "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station.
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96 hours to go. the candidates plan to spend a lot of time in the battleground state of ohio. nbc's tracie pots has those details. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. we've now taken a look at their travel schedules between now and tuesday and, boy, are they going to be busy. let's start with governor romney who is going to hit seven states between now and election day, including four on sunday alone. tonight he is in ohio. >> good morning, everyone. the weather should stay quiet and chilly. 38 in parkton. a mixture of sunshine and clouds with a high temperature near 54 this afternoon. when we come back and a few minutes we will check the forecast for the rest of the weekend. >> coming up -- [captioning made possible by constellation energy group]
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in fact, both of the candidates are in ohio today. he plans to stand with 100 supporters, celebrities, and politicians backing his campaign. governor romney last night was in virginia beach. this was a makeup rally from before the storm. the president's campaign is running out of steam. meantime, president obama also hitting sechbl states between now and election day with the closeness on ohio. he will be in ohio every day >> why the forecast has so many anxious to get the power back on. >> before you head out to start your day, a couple of water main breaks in the city that you might want to know about. >> we are tracking closures due to the good morning! wow. until voters head to the polls. the president making his closing argument and focusing on that must-win state. he is also picking up a key endorsement from new york mayor michael bloomberg. earlier in the week he said they were too busy to have a presidential visit. tracie pots for us in washington. thank you. more political news for you. missouri senate candidate todd want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee...
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akin gained national attention for the legitimate rape comments. now he's got an ad with two women talking about of all things rape. >> my name is kelly, i'm a full-time student, a mother. i'm a woman who had an abortion. i've been raped in my past. >> the reason that i'm voting for todd and i'm so proud of him is that he defensds the unborn. >> paul ryan has been busy on the stump trying to shore up honey t cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. swing state voters while saying just how tough he and romney really are. >> we can't keep doing this. look, mitt romney and i can handle whatever they're going to throw at us for the next five days. >> while vice president joe biden has, indeed, been offering his advice on the topic here, early voting. >> if you vote early, you don't have to pay taxes. i'm sorry, i'm being told that's not accurate. >> that's not accurate. >> single and looking to mingle?
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find that special someone in the early voting line. early voters receive a $5 million donation from donald trump. >> wow. >> honestly, don't you want this election over with already? >> yes, we do. >> pretty good. and check out ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> thank you for joining us. >> how are things looking as we head into the weekend? are you glad it is friday? >> it has been a long wait. there is nothing going on with their wives. we are in the low 40's -- there
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